In Science at Westwood, we love to get active and in Mulberry Class, we are all trying to be scientists in every science lesson. During science, we are asking questions and enquiring about things. The 5 key enquiry skills which we cover in every science topic at Westwood are:
- Comparative and fair testing
- Pattern seeking
- Grouping, classifying and identifying
- Researching using secondary sources
- Observing over time.
Look out for the heading to see what enquiry type we've been doing!
Autumn 1 - Light and Darkness
This half term in science, we have been thinking about light and darkness and the difference between the two. We've conducted lots of experiments and learnt lots of new words. Ask your child what these words mean and they should be able to tell you!
- white light
- light source
We've also taken part in lots of fun and exciting investigations. We've tried to make light bend around objects, played reflection games and in writing, we wrote fabulous explanations of how mirrors work.
Autumn 2 - Animals including humans
Spring 1 - Animals including humans
This half term, we have been thinking about what makes us healthy and how to have a balanced diet. We learnt about the different types of foods and did some classifying and grouping and analysing food diaries to give suggestions for clients. We then learnt about different bones and muscles and why we need them. We did an investigation thinking about the muscles we use for different activities. We predicted which muscles we'd use and then we carried out the exercise and thought about the muscles we had actually used.
Ask your child the scientific name of some of the bones - you'll be impressed!
Spring 2 - Plants
Summer 1 - Forces and Magnets
We began our new topic by learning about magnets. We found out what a magnet is and what it does and began to sort and classify objects based on if they were attracted to a magnet or were repelled.
We planned and conducted our own investigation: How many sheets of paper can a fridge magnet hold?